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Video: Urban Vegetation: What Trends Are Emerging
Green facades and walls, planted roofs and vertical gardens: the contemporary urban landscape is becoming more and more green. The plants and the metropolises, Paris in the lead, finally coexist to the delight of their inhabitants and tourists. Are sustainable cities the beginnings of a world more respectful of the environment and living beings? The answer is positive and the first fruits of urban revegetation are already visible.
New forms of urban revegetation
Whether talking about contemporary landscaping in urban or residential areas, vegetation is now taking on new shapes and dimensions. Parks, small green areas and sidewalk trees are no longer the only way to make cities greener and healthier. Let's explore together new solutions to invite nature to the city!
Structures and trellises for climbing plants
Increasingly decorative, support structures for climbing plants are a very interesting and practical approach to greening a city. Arches, trellis panels, pergolas with planters or benches and many more: there is an impressive variety of models to enjoy a greener city. Trellises, for example, are perfect for greening a facade, or even, to bring a flowery volume in the landscaping of a garden, roof terrace or a backyard.
Large planters and flower boxes
Less is more, at least when it comes to modern landscaping. Minimalism and geometry remain the two major trends to follow in 2020. Large planters in concrete or galvanized steel are typical representatives and can be seen all over the green urban landscape: on sidewalks, near driveways. buildings, on roof terraces, in private urban gardens etc. A real focal point, these bulky containers are also used as a living screening or to delimit certain urban areas or structure roof gardens.
2 in 1 planters and seats
Urban greening and ingenious space saving concepts go hand in hand! So, to save space without depriving the inhabitants of greenery, ordinary benches are exchanged for benches with integrated planters and vice versa. This concept is adopted both in public spaces and on the roofs of office buildings.
Edges for driveways and flower beds
Whether for a modern garden or a green roof terrace, borders are an essential element. We take the opportunity to delimit alleys, highlight flower beds or to separate different surfaces. Very popular in contemporary landscape designs, borders allow you to create special spaces with character. Regarding the most used materials, Corten steel remains one of the best options.